Catalog - Falsella spuritumida spuritumida

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Falsella spuritumida subsp. spuritumida Fordham 1986

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Falsella spuritumida spuritumida

Citation: Falsella spuritumida subsp. spuritumida Fordham 1986
Rank: sub-species
Type specimens: UQF 72481.
Type age (chronostrat): Base of Globorotalia inflata zone; upper Pliocene.
Type locality: DSDP 208-6-1 12-14 cm.
Type repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.

Current identification:

Original Description

Large, robust; low sinistral trochospire, tight. Equatorial outline oval, barely lobate; lateral outline equally biconvex. Chambers angular-truncate, closely appressed, 4! in final whorl; increase moderate. Dorsal view: chambers longer concentrically, flat; sutures flush; last intercameral suture directed and curved posteriorly, limbate; other features obscured by thickening. Ventral view: chambers moderately inflated; intercameral sutures radial, narrow but deeply incised, meet at closed umbilicus. Lateral view: keeled periphery, very thick on early chambers of final whorl; dorsal face slightly concave; ventral face concave adjacent to periphery, inflecting to weakly convex, continuing to umbilical shoulder which covers umbilicus; aperture an umbilical--extraumbilical interiomarginal low slit, slightly higher near periphery; keel distinctly flexed axially. Wall finely and densely perforate, smooth, but heavily encrusted.

Length 650 µm; width 565 µm; height 320 µm

Latin, spurius, false; second component refers to 'Pulvinulina menardii var. tumida Brady'.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Common material.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 Pl. 23, fig. 15.

Editors' Notes


Fordham, B. G. (1986). Miocene-Pleistocene planktic foraminifers from D.S.D.P. Sites 208 and 77, and phylogeny and classification of Cenozoic species. Queensland, Australia. 1-224. gs


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